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Man charged with attempted murder in Aberavon

Credit: South Wales Police

Detectives at South Wales Police have arrested and charged a 50 year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident which occurred at an address in Victoria Road, Aberavon at approximately 6.45pm on Saturday, 17 September, 2022.

A32 year-old man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales following the incident where he remains in a critical condition.

A crossbow was recovered by officers from the scene of the incident and the circumstances are being investigated.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Raikes, said: “We understand there is concern in the community – I would like to reassure people that we have one person in custody and we are not currently looking for anybody else.

“The two men involved are believed to be known to one another and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.”

A cordon remains in place at the scene of the incident, which is in a block of flats on Victoria Road.

Anybody with information about the incident is urged to make contact online via www.south-wales.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/provide-more-information-to-be-added-to-a-crime-report or they can call 101.

Please give reference 2200316538.